Oct. 7, 2010
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team (3-2, 2-1 Patriot League) will host Wagner (2-2,1-1 NEC) on Saturday afternoon with a scheduled kick-off time of 1:05 p.m at Multi-Sport Field on campus at Georgetown University. The game will be the Hoyas second home date of the season and just the second time in program history that it will meet Wagner.
The Hoyas defeated Wagner, 28-21 on September 16, 2000 in the only game between the two schools.
Georgetown will play its second of five live broadcasted games on Verizon Fios1 with Matt Fetters and Wes Decker calling all of the action. Fans can tune in for a live webcast of the game on the Georgetown Athletics website - www.GUHoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus providing all of the calls on HoyaVision. Live stats for the game will also be available at - www.GUHoyas.com.
The Hoyas enter its game with the Seahawks after a 34-3 loss to Patriot League rival Colgate, the Blue & Gray's first league loss of the season. Georgetown earned a 17-7 victory over another Patriot League foe, Holy Cross, in its only other game at Multi-Sport Field this season.
Despite allowing 34 points against the Raiders last week, GU leads the Patriot League in scoring defense, with opponents averaging 23.0 points per game. The Hoyas' red zone defense is third in the league allowing 18 scores in 23 trips inside their 20 yard line, while blocking three field goals and creating two turnovers. Three starters in Georgetown's secondary are among the Patriot League leaders in passes defended. Sophomore CB Jeremy Moore (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse) leads the league with six passes defended, junior CB Jayah Kaisamba (Fort Worth, Texas/LD Bell) is second with five passes defended (three breakups, two interceptions) and junior safety Wayne Heimuli (Euless, Texas/Trinity) is tied for third with four passes defended (two breakups, two interceptions).
GU has been the Patriot League's most efficient offense in the red zone during the 2010 season. In 13 trips into their opponents' 20 yard line, Georgetown has scored 12 times, including ten touchdowns. Senior RB Philip Oladeji (Plano, Texas/East Plano) leads the Hoyas with three touchdowns, while senior SLOT Keerome Lawrence (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse) has gotten into the end zone twice.
Wagner comes into Saturday after defeating NEC rival Bryant, 29-21 last Saturday. The Seahawks, who were selected to finish fourth in the NEC during the preseason, are led by sophomore QB Nick Doscher, who was selected by The Sporting News as the league's preseason top offensive player. Doscher has completed 49-of-94 passes for 811 yards with five interceptions and eight touchdown passes in four games. He is also second on the team with 209 yards on 53 carries and a rushing touchdown.
This weekend is the Glacken Football Weekend on the Hilltop, as the Gridiron Club and Glacken era players will honor former coaches Harry Jenkins, Tom Folliard and Joe Cardaci, first on Friday night at the Hoyas Grill in the Leavey Center and then during a halftime ceremony during the Wagner game. Dave Goracy ('71) and the Gridiron Club will also host a pre-game tailgate beginning at 11 a.m. at the McDonough Esplanade. For more information about the Glacken Football Weekend contact Paul Muite of Hoyas Unlimited at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (202) 687-0487.